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Grassy1
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Tetracyline, Porcelain, Kor Whitening and Baton Rouge dentist?


If you have tetracylene stained teeth you already understand the question before I ask... if you don't, I'll 'splain it to you...

From my understanding, there's a broad family of antibiotics called tetracylene(s?). Evidently in the 50's, 60's and 70's they didn't realize that administering them to children or their pregnant momma's would stain their permanent teeth (gray, brown or even bluish.)

I've struggled with the decision of removing healthy, but not pretty tooth material to replace with a prett(ier) porcelain veneer... not to mention, it's a pricey situation.

Any good or bad experiences? Baton Rouge dentists good/bad? Prices paid? Painful? Sensitivity? Adding material to make teeth closer to a "perfect" shape?



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Sports2
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re: Tetracyline, Porcelain, Kor Whitening and Baton Rouge dentist?


Dr. Portwood off of Seigan did mine, I have three veneers in front, two of which were cosmetic. I hated the process during it, felt like my teeth were going to fly off and not real secure, but about three weeks after they felt great. Would recommend if you're concerned about it. Made me feel a lot better about the grill.





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jack6294
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Veneers similar to Lumineers are the good choice. Very little tooth structure removed, only some enamel thus no sensitivity. Thin porcelain that is opaque which blocks out the grey/black.
Down side is, not as natural looking. You usually have to remove a lot of tooth structure to get an extremely natural outcome






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ruzil
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re: Tetracyline, Porcelain, Kor Whitening and Baton Rouge dentist?


In past years the only effective way to improve the smiles of people with tetracycline stained teeth was to cut them down aggressively for veneers or crowns. That is not the case now.

There is a process of whitening, called Kor that can effectively whiten tetracycline stained teeth. I have several cases that we have been very successful with. I urge you to look into it prior to having your teeth done with veneers or crowns.

I am happy to assist you in any way I can.

Check out this link.


korwhitening



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jack6294
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Kor is excellent but very very painful. I am having great results with a patient right now (a popular musician in the BR area) but he is suffering





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Gtothemoney
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re: Tetracyline, Porcelain, Kor Whitening and Baton Rouge dentist?


What is the success rate with Kor?





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ruzil
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quote:

Kor is excellent but very very painful. I am having great results with a patient right now (a popular musician in the BR area) but he is suffering



This is true, it does hurt, but pt motivated to whiten their teeth and not resort to cutting them down will tough through it.

I have had success with each case that I have done. Kor has a protocol to reduce sensitivity that works.






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Spaulding Smails
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Tetracycline was just in the episode of Arrested Developement I watched. The one with Judge Reinhold and the mock trial





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jack6294
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It works, if you can deal with the pain. the company gives the dentists sources to buy 800mg Motrin for all the patients.

Their trick is perfect impressions sent to their lab in California for fabricating the best possible trays. Wearing them every night for up to 8 weeks (tetracycline)

suggested cost $1300






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Gtothemoney
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Is there an initial procedure done in the office under a light like Zoom?





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ruzil
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quote:

Their trick is perfect impressions sent to their lab in California for fabricating the best possible trays.


It's much more than that, they take great pains in shipping and handling to ensure that the bleach is the highest potency.

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the company gives the dentists sources to buy 800mg Motrin for all the patients.


They must be holding out on me, I never got the source of the cheap motrin.






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ruzil
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quote:

Is there an initial procedure done in the office under a light like Zoom?


No light, but there is a conditioning appointment in office.






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jack6294
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No
bleaching formula is peroxide+heat+time. Lights were first used as a heat source but created issues like toasted lips. They were modified to the point where they are useless.
Lights are a gimmick. They cause a type of sensitivity called zingers, sharp stabbing pains of short duration.
The initial results of all whitening procedures is dehydration, so instant results are deceptive and not permanent






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Cincinnati Bowtie
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Does Insurance usually cover for Tetracycline stained teeth or is this considered purely cosmetic?

Also, what can be done in the case of an adult tooth never coming in, leaving gaps?






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jack6294
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No on insurance for both





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Sir Drinksalot
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Dad got a mouth full of veneers from dr Bruni. Looks awesome, been 7 years. 25k


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ruzil
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bleaching formula is peroxide+heat+time.


You might want to include permeability of the tooth structure in your equation. The bleach has to get into the tooth for it to oxidize stain. The sensitivity is proof that the bleach is doing its job.

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Lights are a gimmick


Totally agree with this. The lights are a joke, but patients still ask for this. Marketing works.






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Cincinnati Bowtie
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On the second one, would this be something a DDS might do in exchange for Advertising? Or at least reduce the cost?





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jack6294
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You mean Andre' Bruni? Good guy & good dentist





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Sir Drinksalot
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Yes that's him. He did an incredible job. I had a root canal done there and I was very happy to sleep through the whole damn thing. No pain, heated blanket...felt like I was at a spa. They are great over there.





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